Friday, November 2, 2012

Feature Friday: The Teal Sideboard

Happy belated Halloween!

We had a great day.  Took my little one trick-or-treating for the first time.  Here in our part of Oregon, most kids trick or treat at shops because our neighborhoods have some really steep hills.  So I took him downtown and indulged him in some candy.  Kids love tootsie rolls, who knew?

He was a pilot!   I cheated, he already had the bomber jacket, but between working on stencils, traveling so much, and having a little one on the way, I really let my costume planning slide this year.  Next year, I'll make something awesome I swear.

In other news, I have a stunning feature for you today.

Juniper Hills Antiques in Connecticut is a terrific client of ours and they've transformed some gorgeous pieces with their chalk paint skills and our stencils.  I wanted to show you guys this teal sideboard they did.

Completely beautiful.  I love how understated the Hotel De L'Avenir stencil is.  Any darker and I think the graphic would overpower the piece, but it has the perfect degree of aging. 

I also really like that the top was left natural wood.  Great contrast. 

Here's a pic with the door open.  Some generous storage there!  As the owner of an old home (West Coast old anyway!) I often wonder, did people in Astoria not own stuff in 1919?  Where did they put it all?  We have a Craftsman, but no cool built-ins sadly and our closets were built for hobbits so storage is an eternal struggle.  Storage pieces like this that are utilitarian and beautiful are terrific.

You've got to check out Juniper Hill Antiques.  They've got a great blog, website, and facebook

Here's a link to the original post about this item.

That's all we have for this week.  We'll be back on Wednesday for a sweet Etspiration!


  1. Hi! I'm Jen and I live in CT and have purchased from Juniper Hill. They ARE terrific vendors and their work is superb! When I went to pick up my hutch (which sadly does not have any of your stencils on it) I did see a few pieces that do have some stenciling and I have to say, I was DROOLING! If the hubster wasn't there I might have had to purchase something else. There was a sage piece the sisters had just finished with some stenciling that I might have had to repaint my livingroom for. Truly!! (yeah...) :-)